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Sissy Nation: How america became a nation of wimps, simps and wussies

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Praised by the" New York Times Book Review" for being "persuasive [and] provocative," this commentary reveals in furious, funny, and ferocious strokes how Americans became sissified, soft, and scared--and offers unforgettable solutions on how to snap out of it. The American Sissy cocoons in a safe, virtual world--Fundadome. He plays with online friendsters and he plays wit ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published February 5th 2008 by Virgin Books
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East Bay J
Aug 10, 2009 East Bay J rated it it was amazing
Strausbaugh’s Sissy Nation is one of those books that speaks to a lot of the ideas I have about life in the United States. There’s a quote on the back from John Leguizamo, “Very Funny. It hit me where it hurts. I feel unmanly now.” Sissy Nation is funny, but I don’t necessarily think humor is Strausbaugh’s intent. I hear the same outrage in his writing that I feel looking around at what can very appropriately be called all the sissies and sissified behavior in this country. It’s the same outrage ...more
Tsneds
Feb 27, 2008 Tsneds rated it it was amazing
"Sissy Nation" refers to the end of empire, specifically to the end of the American Empire. Strausbaugh is quick to point out that much of the western world isn't far behind in the unraveling of the personal integrity, individualism and gumption that made America great. He stresses that the "ideals" of America are sound, and that they have served as an excellent model upon which to build a nation, but that the average American's dependence upon virtual reality, consumer goods and branding, escap ...more
Connie
Feb 15, 2011 Connie rated it it was ok
So, sometimes I like a good political rant. This book appealed to the same part of my brain that likes South Park. You laugh, but you're not always comfortable about doing it. There was one part of the book that was memorable for me. As someone who works with college students (and their parents) I really appreciated the author's position that "helicopter parent" doesn't really cover it. He opted for calling them "Curling parents" (after the sport). (he credits in the book that this is not his or ...more
Jason
Apr 25, 2008 Jason rated it liked it
I got the idea to read this from the C-SPAN2 book channel airing a 45-minute slot of the author promoting the book and why he wrote it. A bit low brow but it has some good points.

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Ronald
Jul 26, 2011 Ronald rated it it was ok
Quick and easy read (167 pages), although the messages Strausbaugh delivers are not quick or easy. It's a nice little wake-up call if you're not into heavier, more philosophical works on the decline of civilization.
Russell
Dec 09, 2008 Russell rated it it was amazing
WIHTOUT A DOUBT ONE OF THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ. RECCOMEND THIS TO EVEDYONE THAT WILL LISTEN TO ME. AMERICA ERALLY IS BECOMING A NATION OF SISSIES. SHAKE THE "GROUP THINK", PICK UP YOUR SKIRT AND STOPWHINING ABOUT EVERYTHING.
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